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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tiny Treat Box Advent Tree Configuration

 Yesterday I showed you my version of the Tiny Treat Box Advent Tree. Today I'll show you how I made it. 

I started with cutting 156 squares of Designer Series Paper that are 1 7/8". I adhered them to each side of 26 Tiny Treat Boxes using Fast Fuse Adhesive. Please note that I ended up using only 25 boxes, so if you follow my directions, don't worry about the 26th box. Use 150 squares of DSP. For the sides that have the thumb hole, I used a 3/4" Circle Punch and punched about 1/3 of the way in from the edge. You'll be able to see that better on the next few pictures.

The bottom layer- 9 boxes. I attached them to a circle I cut from cardboard.

The next layer- 7 boxes. Also attached a circle of cardboard.

The middle layer- 5 boxes. Attached to a pentagon of cardboard (less to show in between the boxes!)

I forgot to take a picture of the next layer, but it's 3 boxes arranged in a triangle on top of the middle layer. No cardboard. Then I put the last box on top. I used retired Sticky Strip, which has been replaced with Tear & Tape Adhesive. I loved Sticky Strip and stocked up on it, but the new Tear & Tape is even more awesome- no scissor required to cut it! But I need to use up what I have. 

The final "tree" before I added the numbers and the bow on top. You can see my 26th box sitting by my markers at the top of the picture. No need for it after I figured out this configuration! 

If you would like to make one (or several!) of these, you can click on the links in yesterday's post to go to my online store, or go to:, click on "Shop Now"

Or you can contact me by phone, text or e-mail to order. 

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